Staying healthy means you can make the most of your life as you get older.
HealthInsite provides information about health issues associated with ageing and retirement including diet, exercise, conditions and diseases.
The Seniors Information Service also provides information on health and wellbeing.
The Health Services Finder can help you find doctors and other medical services in your area.
Dental and oral health
Veterans Card, Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card holders may be eligible for dental services provided by the South Australian Dental Service.
You may be able to get a home visit for dental services if you are house-bound or living in an aged care home. You'll need a doctor's referral.
The South Australian Dental Service may also be able to help you with dentures and repairs.
The HealthInsite website has more information on dental health.
Information on nutrition and cooking for one can be found on HealthInsite.
The Australian Government seniors website and the Department of Health and Ageing have tips for healthy eating.
For information about nutrition or apply online to have meals delivered to your home from Meals on Wheels.
Information on staying active can be found on HealthInsite.
The Seniors Information Service provides information and advice for staying active.
Tips on staying physically and mentally active and information on volunteering, employment, learning and community activities can be found on the staying active web pages.
Falls are one of the major causes of injury for older people. For more information on preventing falls visit the HealthInsite website.
Vaccinations and immunisation
If you're over 65 you can get a free influenza (flu) vaccination and pneumococcal vaccination. Your doctor has more information.
Personal alert systems
Personal alert systems can be used to alert relatives, friends, neighbours or a monitoring centre in an emergency.
The Seniors Information Service has information on the types of personal alarms available.
The Independent Living Centre provides information and advice on equipment to help individuals improve their quality of life and maintain their independence. This service is free of charge and available for all members of the public.
ILC has an extensive range of monitored systems and autodiallers for the public to browse and trial. Health professionals can advise on the most appropriate system to suit your needs, as well as provide detailed product information and supplier details.
ILC’s equipment catalogue has additional information on personal alert systems.
The Personal Alert Systems Rebate Scheme helps frail older South Australians who are at risk of falls or medical emergencies to obtain a personal alert system, allowing them to live independently in their own homes for longer.
The early identification of health issues is particularly important as we age. More information about age-related illnesses is provided on the health issues web page.